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Singapore Night Festival 2015

This annual event seems to be getting bigger and more crowded:

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SG50 Jubilee Weekend

There was free entry to all the exhibitions in the ArtScience Museum for Singaporeans during the first three days of the SG50 Jubilee Weekend, so I took the opportunity to take a look inside one of Singapore’s iconic buildings. I … Continue reading

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Greece & Italy 2012

Four new photo albums have just been added: Greece Corfu Mykonos & Environs Santorini Italy Venice

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North Thailand & Vientiane Trip

Number of days: 11 Cost of trip: S$456.32 Photo albums are ready for viewing: Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Northeastern Thailand, Sukhothai Laos – Vientiane

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Bangkok

Accommodation: I stayed at Thrive The Hostel for my first night in Bangkok, using Hotels.com portal to pre-book (and pre-pay) a bed in a 4-bed air-conditioned mixed dormitory at a cost of S$7.82 (~196 baht). The hostel is well-located within … Continue reading

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Khorat

Khorat is hardly a foreign tourist destination in Thailand, but I had some time in hand and decided to stopover for a night to see what the city had to offer. I first went to Sri Ratna Hotel to get … Continue reading

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Phanom Rung & Muang Tam

The whole reason why I had made my way to Nang Rong, was to visit the nearby Prasat Hin Phanom Rung. According to Lonely Planet 2012 edition, “getting to Phanum Rung without your own vehicle seems complicated, but it’s not.” … Continue reading

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Phimai

From Khon Kaen’s Ordinary Bus Terminal, I took a 8.20am bus heading to Khorat, stating that I wanted to stop at Talat Khae, in order to transfer to Phimai. The journey took about 2 hours, ticket was 105 baht. Talat … Continue reading

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Udon Thani & Khon Kaen

I headed back to Thailand on the 8am Vientiane – Udon Thani International Bus (22000 kip, S$3.52), the journey taking about 2 hours including the border-crossing. This time, there were no fees at the border, even though at the Laos … Continue reading

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Vientiane

I took the 7.30am Nong Khai – Vientiane International Bus from the Nong Khai bus station. You need to already have your visa to Laos to take this bus if you require one, which wasn’t an issue for me since … Continue reading

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